Using You Tube Videos in the ESL Classroom

I’m giving an English course to aspiring hotel and restaurant staff for Pole Emploi and in a mad search for resources I’ve noticed that there are some good videos on You Tube. My problem is that I’m not very technically minded and I don’t have a clue how to download the videos to a USB key that I can plug into a computer in the room where we work.

Can anyone suggest a very easy method?

You can get a free you tube downloader widget from the CNET webiste. There are several others, but that's the one I use.

I download and use a lot of You tube vids.


the point with you tube is that you can’t download, only upload. You would need an internet connection in your class room.